Oelwein Police are investigating a burglary complaint in the 100 block 2nd Ave NW. Oelwein Police received a burglary complaint at 2:46 p.m. on September 29, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.
On September 29, 2013 at 2:07 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of 7th Street SW in Oelwein. In the course of this stop, officers arrested William Jerome Gibbs, age 36, of Oelwein on a charge of OWI a Serious Misdemeanor.
On September 28, 2013 at 4:35 p.m., the Oelwein Police Department received a request for officers at a business in the 100 block of 2nd Street SE in Oelwein for a shoplifter. Upon investigation, Officers arrested Gerald Michael Speer, age 56 of Oelwein on a charge of Theft in the 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On September 26, 2013 at 10:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a residence in the 10 block of 5th St NW for a reported assault. Officers arrested James Ryan Block, age 29 of Oelwein, on charges of Domestic Abuse Assault, a Serious Misdemeanor and Child Endangerment , an Aggravated Misdemeanor..
On September 28, 2013 at 1:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers discovered a vehicle with damage to the front end in the 200 block of East Charles in Oelwein. After field testing, Officers arrested Rachelle Yvonne Kingsley, age 51 of West Union on a charge of OWI 3rd Offense, a Class “D” Felony.
On September 24, 2013 at 2:15 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Jeffrey John Becker, age 34 of Fayette on a Fayette County Sheriff’s warrant for the original charge of Willful Injury. Becker was arrested in the 10 block of 1st Ave NE in Oelwein.
On September 24, 2013 at 9:06 a.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Scott Ronald Burke, age 47 of Elgin on a Fayette County Sheriff’s warrant for the original charge of OWI 2nd. Burke was arrested in the 1000 block of South Frederick Ave in Oelwein.
Oelwein Police Investigate Suspicious Subject
During the weekend, September 21st & 22nd, the Oelwein Police Department received a report of a male subject acting suspicious and randomly approaching citizens in various areas of the community. The reports were that the male subject was displaying unusual behavior and making unrealistic statements. Officers located the male subject, and upon talking with him, placed him in custody for his safety. The male subject had not committed any criminal violations and was therefore transported to an area medical facility for evaluation.
“Normally, these matters don’t make a press release as they are not criminal in nature. Unfortunately, due to speculation and Facebook statements that are not factual, this issue has many citizens concerned” states Chief Jeremy Logan. “Contrary to the social media buzz, this matter was dealt with as it developed and as officers had enough information to proceed with the listed action. Our officers, as the public would expect, properly assessed the situation throughout the investigation while still protecting this individuals rights. Once the matter evolved to where the officers were able to intervene, for the individuals safety as well as citizens peace of mind, they did so.”
On September 23, 2013 at 10:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a residence in the 700 block of South Frederick Avenue in Oelwein for a reported physical altercation. Upon arrival officers arrested James Stanford Adams Jr., age 20 of Waterloo and Lloyd Wayne Scott Jr., age 26, of Oelwein. Both were charged with Disorderly Conduct, a Simple Misdemeanor.
On September 21, 2013 at 11:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to a business in the 10 block of 1st Avenue SE in Oelwein for a possible intoxicated individual. Upon arrival, officers encountered the suspect in a vehicle. Officers arrested Martin Jerome Wager, age 25 of Marion, and he was charged with OWI 1st Offense and Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana, both Serious Misdemeanors.
On September 20, 2013 at 3:45 p.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 400 block of 13th Ave NW in Oelwein. As a result, Officers cited and released Michael Allan Rickert, age 37, of Oelwein on a charge of Open Container as a Passenger.
Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 800 block of Hwy 150 South in Oelwein on September 20, 2013 at 3:30 a.m. Officers cited Marty Jay Villa, age 47, of Oelwein, for driving while license suspended a simple misdemeanor.
On September 18, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Erik Dwayne Hardin, age 49 of Oelwein on a Fayette County Sheriff’s warrant for Violation of Pretrial Release with original charges of Going Armed With Intent and Assault With Use or Display of a Weapon. Hardin was arrested in the 200 block of South Frederick in Oelwein.
On September 18, 2013 at 3:30 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested David Eugene Matthews, age 25 of Oelwein on a Fayette County Sheriff’s warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree. Matthews was taken into custody at a residence in the 10 block of 4th Street NW in Oelwein.
On September 18, 2013 at 4:40 p.m., Oelwein Officers were patrolling the 100 block of West Charles in Oelwein and encountered an individual known to have an active arrest warrant from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Officers arrested Travis Michael Owens, age 22 of Oelwein on the warrant for an original charge of Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree. Owens has also been charged with Willful Injury, a Class “C” Felony, stemming from an Oelwein Police Department incident in the early morning hours of September 13, 2013.